Laura Jane Addams

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Abraham Lincoln ran for president

1860

I was born

September 6, 1860

My mother died

1863

My sister, Martha died

1866

My father remarried

1868

Introduced to the upper class of Illinios

1870

I graduated from Rockford College

1881

I attended medical school

1882

I went to Europe

1883

Starr and I opened one of the first settlements

1889

I began serving on Chicago's Board of Education

1905

"Newer Ideals of Peace" was published

1907

I served as vice president of the National Women's Suffrage Association

1911 - 1914

WW1 began and I became chair of the Women's Peace Party

1914

Attended the International Congress of Women at the Hague in the Netherlands

1915

I served as president of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

1919 - 1929

Found ACLU (American Civil Liberities Union)

1920

I had a heart attack

1926

I shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nicholas Murray Butler

1931

I died

May 21, 1935

Most of our original buildings were demolished

1963